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"Lotto" rug, mid XVI century, Western Turkey, Ushak Region, Ottoman Empire. 1.21 x 2.01m. 1,340 knots/dm2. Arguably the most beautiful of the Transylvanian 'Lottos' and perhaps the oldest, distinguished by the refined yellow-ivory and blue arabesques of the field and the rare meander border with patmettes and infinite knots on a blue ground. The elegant 'Anatolian-style' field decoration is perfectly symmetrical on both vertical and horizontal axis; Schmutzler 1933. pl-19- Formerly in the Evangelical Church of Sanpetru (Petersberg), inv.13, now in the Black Church, Brasov